Most immigrant-friendly city in America 🇺🇸


B00Mer
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Most immigrant-friendly city in America



CHICAGO — Midwestern cities are leading the nation in providing opportunities to immigrant communities, and Chicago's setting the standard, according to a report released Wednesday.

New American Economy, a bipartisan research group dedicated to comprehensive immigration reform, released its second-annual Cities Index, which assesses how well the 100 largest cities are supporting immigrants. This year, Chicago ranked number one, followed by Chula Vista, Cali.; Jersey City; and San Francisco.

“We are tremendously proud Chicago has been named the most welcoming city in America for immigrants and refugees,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. “This ranking reflects the passionate and dedicated work of countless public officials and community members across our city who have come together to stand up and fight for the rights of our immigrant and refugee communities, no matter the cost.”

Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch and other corporate executives launched New American Economy in 2010 as a coalition dedicated to reframing immigration reform as the solution to repairing and stimulating the American economy. The group aims to secure the borders and prevent illegal immigration, create more opportunities for immigrants to join the U.S. workforce and build a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants.

The group's annual index uses 51 factors to determine how well cities are creating environments that help immigrants succeed, including a city's language access policies, employment and homeownership rates and more.

Andrew Lim, Director of Quantative Research at New American Economy, said that Chicago came out on top this year because the city has created an inclusive legal environment and has taken up policies supporting undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients. Like other major cities, however, Chicago came up short on providing access to affordable housing and income equality.

Immigrants make up more than one-fifth of Chicago's population, according to city estimates. In 2016, immigrants held nearly a quarter of the spending power among the city’s residents, earned nearly $17 billion in household income, and paid $6 billion in taxes in 2016. That year, nearly 20,000 DACA-eligible individuals were living in Chicago.

The Windy City has long considered itself a safe haven of immigrant communities. In 2016, then-mayor Rahm Emanuel declared Chicago a sanctuary city, later challenging the Trump administration's attempt to deny sanctuary cities federal funding. In recent years, the city has implemented a new legal protection fund and launched a task force to coordinate policies affecting immigrants and refugees.

"We're glad to see that Chicago is ahead of the curve, which is due in large part to the immigrant community members who have fought hard to make the city more welcoming. Now, with a new mayor, we have a new opportunity to further solidify the progress that cities are making for immigrant communities across the country," said Lawrence Benito, Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Chicago isn't the only Midwestern city making big strides in developing policies that support immigrants. Cleveland, Milwaukee and Toledo were among the cities whose scores improved the most from last year.

"Midwestern cities are really proactive on this issue," Lim said. "A lot of that has to do with their own economic development plans. A lot of cities in the Midwest have struggled with population loss, so they’re really encouraging people to stay in these cities or to come from afar to help them bounce back."

Medium-to-large-size cities in the South and near the border — such as Chula Vista, located in the San Diego metro area — are also seeing policy improvements as immigrants and non-immigrants alike flock to cheaper housing and job opportunities, Lim said.

In smaller cities such as Jacksonville, Fla., Norfolk, Va., and St. Petersburg, Fla., the researchers reported smaller gaps in homeownership rates, health insurance rates and educational attainment rates between immigrants and people born in the U.S.

Researchers said many of the top cities had implemented policies aimed at welcoming immigrants. Dozens have an office for immigrant affairs, and more than half run or support entrepreneurship programs that cater to immigrants. Others have issued municipal identification cards to increase immigrants' access to social services, established legal defense funds for immigrants facing deportation, and provided services that guide immigrants through the naturalization process.

Lim said the idea of an index first arose out of a desire to create a "universal yardstick" that cities could use to understand how their policies compared to those of other cities.

"Often times, the question would come up — how do we compare to other cities? What are our peer cities doing?" Lim said. "We created this index to help local actors and policymakers have an idea of where they stand."

Here are the top 24 cities of this year's index:
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Chula Vista, CA
  3. Jersey City, NJ
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Baltimore, MD
  6. New York, NY
  7. Anaheim, CA / Newark, NJ / San Jose, CA (tied)
  8. Los Angeles, CA / Portland, OR (tied)
  9. Philadelphia, PA
  10. Washington, D.C.
  11. Cleveland, OH
  12. Cincinnati, OH / Greensboro, NC / San Diego, CA (tied)
  13. Seattle, WA
  14. Detroit, MI
  15. Fremont, CA / Riverside, CA / Sacramento, CA (tied)
  16. Irvine, CA
  17. Albuquerque, NM / Milwaukee, WI / Oakland, CA (tied)


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Remember, if it wasn't for the immigrants, the USA would not be the powerful nation it is..

Albert Einstein, Sergey Brin – Founder of Google, Levi Strauss, Joseph Pulitzer
Last edited by B00Mer; Nov 15th, 2019 at 09:25 AM..
 
Cannuck
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Funny to see one of our resident Trumpites pretending to be pro-immigration. Do you believe you're fooling anyone?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Funny to see one of our resident Trumpites pretending to be pro-immigration. Do you believe you're fooling anyone?

I am pro "legal" immigration.. why do you believe that the USA and Canada should be open borders..

You Pinko NDP'ers would like that.
 
Blackleaf
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Canada needs to do the progressive thing: join the EU and adopt uncontrolled, unlimited, immigration.

All these countries outside the EU with border controls and unlimited immigration are racist. Only the EU is non-racist.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Canada needs to do the progressive thing: join the EU and adopt uncontrolled, unlimited, immigration.
All these countries outside the EU with border controls and unlimited immigration are racist. Only the EU is non-racist.

We don't need to join the EU, we already have Trudeau.. he's pretty much adopted that policy. Muslims, Asians and East Indians are welcome, White and English, hold on..

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/dail.../t002b-eng.htm
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

We don't need to join the EU, we already have Trudeau.. he's pretty much adopted that policy. Muslims, Asians and East Indians are welcome, White and English, hold on..
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/dail.../t002b-eng.htm

Oh, that's alright, then.

Good, sensible, woke policies that'll no doubt make Canada a better place.
 
Danbones
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Just not for LEGAL Canadians...
 
B00Mer
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I suppose the land of "Milk & Honey" is great once you get past the Trump immigration policies..

I like some of Trump's policies, but keeping migrants under bridges in several border cities .. That's just a little fukked in the head.

Under the bridge: migrants held in El Paso tell of dust, cold and hunger

I guess, they can opt to return to their country of origin.


 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

I am pro "legal" immigration...

I haven't heard one single person promoting illegal immigration. That's just a bogey man you Trumpites hold on to
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

We don't need to join the EU, we already have Trudeau.. he's pretty much adopted that policy. Muslims, Asians and East Indians are welcome, White and English, hold on..


Since they're coming here legally, what's your issue?

Never mind. We already know
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I haven't heard one single person promoting illegal immigration. That's just a bogey man you Trumpites hold on to


US law against encouraging illegal immigration struck down
...The law preceded the Trump administration...
https://apnews.com/344dab0d2df44a6f995f2773ed61f636

Ban On Promoting Illegal Immigration Stirs Prosecution Fears
(Oct 24 2019)
https://www.law360.com/articles/1206...secution-fears

3/2019 ORGANISED CRIME FACILITATING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - LINKS TO TERRORISM THREAT
https://www.cepol.europa.eu/educatio...tating-illegal
Where 2020 Democrats stand on
Immigration
YES

Some candidates have pushed for a repeal of the criminal statute for entering the country without permission
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...0/immigration/

Well! You crooked terrorists!!! The biggest group of dumbos are promoting illegal immigration.

The estimate and trends are also consistent with figures reported by the Center for Migration Studies, which reported that the U.S. undocumented immigrant population fell to 10.9 million by January 2016, the lowest number since 2003
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illega..._United_States

WOW Thats a lot of people leeching off the tax dollar... you couldn't be a "conservative" like you say and then lie about something that liberal.

I'm sure you aren't deaf or blind...lol, I mean, are you sure you aren't just really stupid?

But anyway,as far as promoting illegal immigration, try reading a cliffy meme, or any posts of the trumphaters referring to illegal migration and you will be proven a LIAR every time...

I mean after all, they are often just pictures, and should be easy for YOU to read at least. If not, he will be heart broken, promoting illegal immigration the way he constantly does, and then to find out the ONLY people who actually care enough about him to read his posts are people like sleepy who doesn't seem to agree with his posts at all, ever.
Last edited by Danbones; Nov 15th, 2019 at 03:59 PM..
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Since they're coming here legally, what's your issue?
Never mind. We already know

Not all are coming here legally.. only the ignorant CBC triggered flunkies being spoon fed by the Liberal Media believes that.

The Canadian Pinko Generation - YOU!!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ille...tion_to_Canada
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

I haven't heard one single person promoting illegal immigration. That's just a bogey man you Trumpites hold on to

Trudeau is..

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/harald...da_a_23454890/
 
Cannuck
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You're wrong as usual.

Now you're probably triggered as well.

*hug*
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

You're wrong as usual.
Now you're probably triggered as well.
*hug*

I'm correct, You're to busy sucking Trudeau's ass hairs.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

I'm correct....

Of course you aren’t. The only way you could possibly be correct is if “open border” or “irregular” and “illegal” meant the same thing. Try www.dictionary.com

Sorry for triggering you

#bottlesorterschooling
 
Danbones
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This Just in:

If all those 'words" produce an immigrant who is breaking an immigration law, you have illegal immigration.


They are making sure there are random easily influenced voting blocks so Canadians won't be able to stand together to defend the country form all the fakenews Canadians...like the so called self named ones around here who are actually GLOBAL nazis and commies and royals like price andrew.
(the common connector being the epstiens and el chapos of this world ).

...and you sox are pretty easy to spot.

It's all about hoodwinking Canadians and raping this sh!thole "accountry" for OUR resources.
Last edited by Danbones; Nov 17th, 2019 at 05:44 AM..
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Since they're coming here legally, what's your issue?
Never mind. We already know

Too many of them.
 

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